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Memorial Day ceremonies honor those who lost their lives for our country

Natalie Lakosil Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, and Command Sgt. Major Jeffery Fairley, USAICoE command sergeant major, salute the first wreath laid for Memorial Day at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery. More than 700 military and civilians gathered at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery Monday morning to…

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USAG welcomed its new command sergeant major Wednesday

Natalie Lakosil Col. Thomas A. Boone, U.S. Army Garrison commander, right, passes the noncommissioned officers’ sword symbolizing the change of responsibility for USAG to the incoming USAG command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Carmelo Cruz, during the change of responsibility ceremony Wednesday in Fitch auditorium, Alvarado Hall. The passing of the sword signified Cruz accepting…

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JITC gains new senior enlisted leader, one retires

Courtesy Photo From left, Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown, outgoing senior enlisted leader for the Joint Interoperability Test Command, stands with Sgt. Maj. Antonio Vizcarrondo, U.S. Marine Corps, senior enlisted advisor for the Defense Information Systems Agency, and Sgt. Maj. Monekia Denkins, incoming senior enlisted leader for JITC, after the change of responsibility ceremony at Greely…

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Dempsey emphasizes trust at West Point graduation

D. Myles Cullen, DOD Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Saturday. WEST POINT, N.Y. — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reversed the first-salute tradition for new officers during the Class of 2015’s U.S. Military Academy…

Staff Sgt. Jake Barreiro, USAF Commentary

Emerging from the fog: A story of loss, healing, new beginnings

On the way to the hospital, after nine months of anticipation, Luke and JoAnne Lokowich were getting ready for what’s typically the most important moment of a married couple’s life.


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2-13th Aviation Regiment QRC departs for OEF

Posted  November 29, 2012

Seventeen members of the 1st Aviation Brigade, 2-13th Aviation Regiment said goodbye to families and friends on Tuesday morning before departing for Fort Campbell, Ky., from Libby Army Airfield. The men will be gone for just over nine months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, or OEF. Before their departure, Col. Brian Bennett, 1st Avn….

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Events

Fort Huachuca Main Post Chapel December religious services schedule

Posted  November 29, 2012

Seasonal Lights Ceremony – Dec. 6, 6 p.m., Main Post Chapel This event is Fort Huachuca’s official kick-off for the season. The commander and an Army Family flip the switch to light the tree, the candles and the star on a distant hill. The 62nd Army Band plays seasonal music as Santa makes his entrance…

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Chalk Talk, December 6, 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

Andrea Weigle Sixth-grade student Cierra Scott-Michel, 11, works on a math problem at Colonel Smith Middle School. Colonel Smith Middle School Sixth grade students in Jennifer Truitt-Lewis’s math classes are learning how to add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals. Though adding and subtracting decimals seem to be the easier lessons to master, multiplying and dividing…

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Community Briefs – December 6, 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

Cochise Theater closed Effective Saturday, Cochise Theater closed its doors for good and is no longer showing movies. It is still available for official functions. Toys for Tots drive underway The Thunder Mountain Detachment of the Marine Corps League is conducting its fifth annual Toys For Tots campaign now. Drop-off boxes are located at all…

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FMWR lifeguard completes first Ironman

Posted  December 6, 2012

Sarah Tifft, 24, head lifeguard at Barnes Field House and a Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation employee, competed in her first Ironman competition on Nov. 18.

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FMWR Briefs – December 6, 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

NOEL event Friday, Saturday FMWR will present “NOEL” — Night of Extraordinary Lights — Friday and Saturday from 4 – 11 p.m. at Mountain View Golf Course. This free event is open to everyone. Activities include: hay rides to view holiday light displays, ice skating rink (skates provided), photos with Santa, holiday movies, letters to…

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FH celebrates Chanukah tomorrow

Posted  December 6, 2012

On Friday, the Jewish community of Fort Huachuca will celebrate Chanukah at the Main Post Chapel starting at 7 p.m. Chanukah is a Jewish holiday that celebrates religious freedom and national independence. It dates back more than 2,300 years to the land of Judea, where the Jewish people were being ruled by Greek kings. One…

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News Briefs – December 6, 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

Vehicle burglaries on rise In November, the Sierra Vista Police Department saw a 100-percent increase in vehicle burglaries from the same timeframe as last year. Most occurred in apartment complexes and shopping centers where there is a large concentration of vehicles. Based on police reports, most of the vehicles were left unsecured and many of…

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Special needs programs offered, with extra dose of care

Posted  December 6, 2012

Colonel Johnston Elementary School, located here at Fort Huachuca, offers a special needs program for those children, 5 – 9, who require extra assistance outside of the basic classes taught.

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Health & Safety

Add an app to access TRICARE pharmacy benefits

Posted  December 6, 2012

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — TRICARE beneficiaries have pharmacy options available and accessible in the palm of their hand just by using TRICARE pharmacy contractor Express Script’s enhanced mobile application. The additions let beneficiaries use their smartphone to safely and securely manage their TRICARE pharmacy benefit. The updated app includes medication reminders and an account registration…

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